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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made a surprise statement Thursday on "America's News HQ," saying he believes operatives in the Clinton campaign emailed the Justice Department during the email investigation.
Graham said he has "reason to believe" the communications exist and said he would like to see them turned over to the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which he is a member.
originally posted by: TownCryer
a reply to: drock905
Oh! Big game hunter Trey Gowdy's on the case? OK. I'm not worried. I mean, just look at the amazing results he got with his many, many , many Benghazi hearings, (worth every penny of however many millions of dollars we all paid). If we get just half of those results, we'll be sure to get the real story real soon, just as sure as Hillary Clinton's rotting in prison, right now !!
...oh, hold on a minute....
originally posted by: ketsuko
originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
a reply to: facedye
There use to be a time in the US where it was OK to protect your sources.....in fact, if you DIDNT, you wouldnt be in the business very long.....
Now all the sudden Trump and his supporters poo poo the idea of having anonymous sources etc......
Seriously, if people just went out naming sources, and those sources were subject to retaliation, how long do you think it would be before you wouldnt get squat for the truth from anyone?
Common sense has abandoned the Trump train........
It isn't so much the use of anonymous sources as it is the total lack of accountability on the part of the press.
These days, I feel like I could call up the WaPer and claim to be someone connected to this or that department with information and become their next anonymous source. It's become apparent they aren't using the label to protect a source so much as just accepting whatever is given without any attempt to independently verify or corroborate it.
Let's take this latest memo. They didn't ask to even see it. They just accepted it was genuine and allowed anonymous folks to read bits of it over the phone to them. None of the people who reported on it ... saw it. Don't you think that's a bit dicey? Don't you think someone would at least ask to see it for their journalistic integrity?
"I think when history knows the full fact pattern that led Director Comey to have that July news conference – I mean, I think what your viewers know is a meeting on the tarmac between the spouse of the target of an investigation and the attorney general," he said.
"What your viewers don't know, Martha, and what Jim Comey frankly can't tell them because it's classified and I can't tell them because it's classified: There were a lot of other reasons that Jim Comey decided to take that decision upon himself," Gowdy said. "I think history is going to be much kinder to Jim Comey in that July press conference than the Democrats were when he had it."
After MacCallum questioned if Gowdy was insinuating that Comey had pressure on him not to prosecute Hillary Clinton, Gowdy quickly discredited the theory.
"I don't think the guy feels pressure. I think he wanted the public to have confidence in the investigation and the outcome," he said. "He made the only decision he could have made with respect to appropriating that decision away from the Department of Justice and making the decision himself."
"I only take away from that that you're suggesting that there were more entanglements between the Clintons and perhaps the Justice Department than everyone understands," MacCalllum said.
"You're very perceptive," Gowdy concluded.